Alberta Health reviewing provincial hospitals to save costs
from Metro News
The Alberta government has been reviewing the province's hospitals in hopes of determining where savings can be made as health spending grows during the economic downturn. Ministry of Health spokeswoman Laura Ehrkamp said the government has been working with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to determine operational best practices, which include staffing (scheduling, shift rotations and overtime management), readmission rates, infection rates, procurement processes, supply costs and drug costs.
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